Life-sized ‘Love is Love’ portrait of a dog resting its head on a woman sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze woman and dog statue and portrait head garden ornament.

10% of the proceeds from this sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.

  • Marble Resin
  • Bronze Resin
  • Foundry Bronze
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Which material to choose?
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.

Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). 
It is more robust and will appreciate in value.


Metric –  H: 35 W: 23 D: 25 centimeters

Imperial –  H: 14 W: 9 D: 10 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.

The beautiful bronze (or marble resin) Portrait Of A Dog Resting Its Head On A Woman sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.

This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.


Foundry Bronze Edition:  15

Bronze Resin Edition:  15

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The inspiration behind the sculpture

This sculpture was created to express an emotion. It draws the woman and dog together with uninterrupted curves, intimately bringing the two faces together in a hug.

Adopting my first dog was a really big part of my life and the emotional attachment we developed felt like the most comforting and powerful feeling possible. I’d like to do more sculptures of people interacting with animals, to draw non-realistic stylistic elements into the creation of more of my artwork. I very much look forward to the next time I sculpt a piece like my Love is Love dog sculpture, and have been thinking for a while about a piece involving a person and their dog standing on a ring.

How it was made

This piece was predominantly from my imagination.

I took lots of photographs of Asha in a variety of poses. I watched her expressions and mannerisms, and tried to replicate the way she sat and looked that day in Battersea. After that I proceeded to model Asha in clay. 

Once I’d sculpted Asha a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.

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Client testimonials

This is an older sculpture and we don’t have recorded client testimony for it.

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Delivery & returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.

International delivery is available.

If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.

Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.

Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture

If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze portrait of a dog resting its head on a woman statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.

Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.

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